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Winter Library Events—Register Now

Winter is coming a little early to the library! Our Events calendar is now open with programming beginning December 1. 

Many of our popular programs will continue...ESL, book clubs for most ages, teen lounge favorites, storytimes and STEAM.

We also have holiday events you won't want to miss:

Holly Days Craft, Midcentury Christmas, Holiday Technology Gifts, Zazz for the Holidays, History of Las Posadas, Gingerbread Houses and Noon Year's Eve.  

See the latest edition of Reading Matters for all the inspiring, educational and entertaining events we have planned this winter.

Las Posadas 

From December 16 to December 24, Hispanics around the world celebrate Las Posadas, a Christmas festival to commemorate the journey that Joseph and Mary made to Bethlehem. Families and friends come together to sing carols, eat food and break piñatas. While traditions vary by culture, tamales, buñuelos (fried dough) and ponche (fruit tea) are often served. Fireworks,
Nativity reenactments and parades are also part of the festivities. 

Learn about the traditions of this celebration at our upcoming event: 

History of Las Posadas
Sunday, December 11 • 3–4 pm • All ages
Sweet treats will be shared. Register now.

En español

Del 16 al 24 de diciembre los hispanos dentro y fuera de los Estados Unidos celebran Las Posadas, una fiesta navideña que conmemora el viaje de María y José a Belén en busca de refugio. Amigos y familiares se reúnen para cantar villancicos, cenar y romper piñatas. Si bien las tradiciones varían, casi siempre se sirven tamales y ponche. Los fuegos artificiales, las representaciones de la natividad y los desfiles también son parte de los festejos. Ven a aprender sobre las tradiciones de esta celebración:

Historia de Las Posadas
Domingo 11 de diciembre • 3–4 pm • Todas las edades
Se compartirán dulces. Regístrate ahora.

LinkedIn Learning Database

Did you know you can use your Warrenville Public Library District library card for free access to LinkedIn Learning's 5,000 professional

development courses? All you need to do is create an account using your library card number at LinkedIn Learning. Get more information here. 

Need to register for a library card? Get info here. 

Discovery Packs for Kids

Prepare your child for a new experience with one of our Discovery Packs. Located near the picture book collection in the Youth Services Department, the Discovery Packs are thematic kits in convenient backpacks that can be checked out to WPLD members for two weeks. We have topics ranging from going to the dentist to yoga and even long-term Illnesses. Each pack comes with several books, an activity or a DVD.

If you are looking for topic-specific materials curated for children up to age eight, the Discovery Packs are the tools for you. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for more information or place a hold on one in the catalog.